But I agree, some smaller scale prints would be even better.
I guess that one will have to have its own post. Here here on the rayon challis! But I agree, some smaller scale prints would be even better. You are making me think that the Robert Kaufman I think? Interesting that you mention rayon challis—I have been wondering if that fabric would be suitable for a Washi Dress? What a useful post for someone like me who is new to garment sewing. I enjoyed reading this post, thankyou! Unfortunately other than voiles, lawns and knits the others are pretty hard to find.
I love Heather Ross but her older stuff is ridiculously hard to get now. Rae, what a great post… I have finally started experimenting with more fabrics and am trying to find more places to buy them I just checked out all your sponsors! Thanks for helping those of us who feel like there are things we should know, but no one tells us like, duh, different fabrics make things hang and feel differently!
I had e-mailed you about a Washi problem once quilting cotton not making it hang flatteringly and you suggested voile, I made one up and I love it!!! Thanks for this post. I was uncertain what most of those fabrics were and kind of thought all wovens were basically the same as quilting cottons. Thanks for the heads up about rayon challis. What are the two fabrics in the top picture with the title on it?? The top two are rayons. I will post a dress I made with the blue one tomorrow!
Something really soft and silky about lining with voile. I should buy some and give it a try, but it sounds kind of scary. Am I dreaming or did I buy fabric from sewmamasew before? And is there no way to buy fabric from them anymore? I found and purchased a few yards of this: This is super helpful for me as an inexperienced sewer. Of course, that might also be due to the fact that the green pleated top is completely stunning.
You should show off some of your work in the sewing community on Kollabora! It takes quite the eye to be able to make clothes that are adorable without being precious. That point of view is valuable anywhere! I am just dipping my toes back into garment sewing after years away. It was the 90s when I sewed before, and I love love loved challis for its flowiness. What would you use as fabric for a muslin that would mimic the feel of a voile or challis without breaking the bank?
For all wovens, I use muslin. Some muslins are lighter than others and some get lighter once washed , so you sometimes have to search a bit for good muslin that will approximate your fabric.
As in, an adult shirt comes out of a gentle-wash cycle in a toddler size. Any tips on this? Have often thought about Spoonflower as an option for voiles but am worried about possible lack of colour saturation?
I have just found you! I sewed some of my own clothes in the seventies and would like to again, thanks for all the help. Have recently gotten back into clothing sewing. Have used the quilting cotton for many summer outfits but it wrinkles to easily and my daughter is not big on ironing. Simple Joys by Carter's. Girls Toddler 4-Piece Playwear Set.
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